Monday, July 22, 2013


By Taylor Longford

Think you know about gargoyles? The beautiful winged race disappeared eight hundred years ago. When they last walked the earth, they traveled in close-knit packs, their throats marked with ancient runes. Their greatest enemies were the ugly and brutal harpies that people today mistake for gargoyles.
The victim of a harpy attack at seventeen, Dare lost his wings along with his poisonous barbs. When he meets Mim, he doesn’t consider himself much of a catch. But Mim is the only power that can make the broken gargoyle whole again. And when she’s abducted by a harpy, he’s willing to sacrifice himself for her freedom.
Which might have worked, if Mim hadn’t been willing to do the same thing.

I was excited to read this second installment in the Greystone series. Valor was surprisingly fun to read, mostly because what girl doesn’t dream of a guy that falls for her based on her personality? I loved how she made virtue and goodness the ‘beauty’ that attracts the handsome protagonists of this series. These books are romances with action thrown in the mix. The first novel was about Valor and MacKenzie, more like a typical teen love, this second novel is about Valor’s damaged brother Dare. He doesn’t have wings and barbs like his brothers, and he is undeniably attracted to MacKenzie’s friend Mim, the most attractive girl any of them have met because she’s so good. Dare feels like he has no chance with her because he can’t protect her the way he needs to and he has no wings, he feels like he’s a shadow of himself, the daring gargoyle he once was before being kidnapped by a horrible harpy. This novel is fun, following the moody Dare and the innocent and loving Mim’s relationship. Like the first, it is all about love. A great addition to a fluffy and fun paranormal romance series.

I give it a 3.5 out of 5

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